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Should an attorney make sure there is some law behind your case before he advises you how to file?

Douglasville, GA |

My attorney advised me to file for fraud against my ex--motion to set aside divorce decree. He knew I had no compelling reason as to why I did not catch the fraud until 1.5 years after the judgement for divorce. My ex's attorney responded with lots of case law about the due diligence rule and my lack there of. I called my attorney after I received the response and asked if we needed to add anything to the case. I was told no. Judge ruled and it was denied. Seems like my attorney violated some ethics...

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In almost every case one side wins and one side loses. That does not necesarily mean the attorney did wrong. An attorney should certainly feel there is a basis for suit. But 100% of the time, 50% of attorneys end up proven wrong.

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